Printech Archive, December, 1999: Re: Printing Rag Practices

Re: Printing Rag Practices

Wayne Pferdehirt (
Tue, 7 Dec 1999 09:13:29 CST

From: "Wayne Pferdehirt" <>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 09:13:29 CST
Subject: Re: Printing Rag Practices

I encourage you to check out the fact sheets on management of shop
towels and used solvents at the PNEAC Web site. Go to,
then select "fact sheets and case studies" then "all printing technologies".
I hope the info there is helpful.

> I would like to know what other printing companies are treating cleaning
> rags used in the printing departments (that has contacted solvents).
> Are most companies using disposable rags - if so how is the 'waste'
> classified?
> OR
> Are you sending the rags to an industrial laundry - if so is it a 'waste'
> then or any special manifesting involved?

Wayne P. Pferdehirt
Director, Master of Engineering in Professional Practice Program
Specialist, Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension
610 Langdon Street, Room 532, Madison, WI 53703-1195
Phone: 608/265-2361 Fax: 608/262-6250



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